Best Towns for Families Franklin, Tennessee
This Nashville suburb has everything an outdoorsy family would want, plus top-rated schools.
[MUSIC] After searching the country for perfect places to call home, Family Circle chose these communities, for their stellar schools, affordable housing and giving spirit. Franklin, Tennessee, in this town there's nothing better then merrily rolling along, the Harpeth River, that is. Residents like to pack a picnic and go kayaking for hours in this Nashville suburb. It's everything an outdoorsy person would want, minus the snow. Residents also revel in year round events, from the Main Street Fruit Fest and Franklin Rodeo in the Spring, to wine tasting in the fall. The schools are top-notch. At Franklin High, the first in the state to offer the international baccalaureate program, the assistant principal meets every freshman, all 420 of them, to offer support and encouragement. [MUSIC] And there are lots of ways to step up. Forget the [UNKNOWN]. For the past 12 years, local country musicians, have performed in Franklin, to help raise funds for BrightStone. A nonprofit that provides job training for adults, with developmental disabilities. [MUSIC]